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The third petition of the Lord’s prayer is the concluding request of the first three.  “Thy will be done” is a logical consequence of the second, just as the second is of the first.   Taken together these three give us the place to start our love conversation with the Father.  Our innermost desire must be for His glory and honor.  This passion must be greater in us than the desire for our own needs.  It must concern us that so many in the world do not know the Lord nor worship Him nor trust Him.  “O righteous Father, the world has not known Thee, but I have known Thee” said Jesus on the last night of His life.  He was astounded (we should be) that people think incorrectly about God, or never at all!  To begin prayer with this concern, a christian must be willing to “unself”.  We must be willing to use prayer for God’s name, kingdom and will–not our own needs.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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